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Electri-City: Benjamin Yates Creates Miniature Sci-Fi Worlds From Recycled E-Waste

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On October 4, 2012 @ 2:00 pm In carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Green Furniture,Innovation,Interactive Objects,Recycled Materials | No Comments

Electri-City Coffee Table, Benjamin Yates, recycled materials, recyclable design, green design, electronic waste, interactive furniture, acrylic tables, sustainable design [1]

The electronic components of Benjamin Yates [2]‘ Electri-City Coffee Tables are contained inside sturdy acrylic and glass enclosures. Yates tries to utilize as much waste [3] as possible: the screws from computers have been used to fasten the city structures to the ground, and the plastic or metal outer casings are used to form structures of buildings or bridges. The integrated lighting system [4] transforms this useful piece of furniture into a fun and colorful toy, enticing one to explore its features and take a closer look at the intricate network of streets and city blocks.

Electri-Cities come in various shapes and sizes and can have different lighting and functionality options – they can be designed as pieces of furniture or simply as decorative elements resembling small planets and aerial views of cities as seen through a fish-eye lens.

+ Benjamin Yates [2]

Via The Creators Project [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/10/Electri-Cities-Benjamin-Yates-2.jpg

[2] Benjamin Yates: http://www.photocubism.com/

[3] waste: http://inhabitat.com/waterpebble-reduces-shower-water-waste/

[4] lighting system: http://inhabitat.com/algae-powered-latro-lamp-transforms-co2-into-light/

[5] The Creators Project: http://thecreatorsproject.com/blog/these-coffee-tables-contain-futuristic-neon-cityscapes-made-from-recycled-electronics

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